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Statistical Mechanics/Boltzmann and Gibbs factors and Partition functions

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Typically, we would appreciate a much less diffcult way to calculate properties of a system rather than having to come up with a multiplicity function, take the ln of it, and go from there. Fortunately, there are much better ways to do this. One is by considering a thermal reservoir, which makes some nice simplifications in a system, and for more complicated multi-particle comprised systems we can consider a different type of reservoir to simplify our calculations.